Tire Size Q&A part 3

205/55R16 tires on 2001 toyota avalon xl

by faisal
(Brooklyn)

I have a 2001 toyota avalon xl with 205/65/r15 tires and I wana put 206/55/r16 on it .

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Larger wheels for Toyota Avalon
by: Tire Guy

It appears you made a typo and the size of tire you plan to use is 205/55/16. I will base my comments on this size since there is no existing tire size which is 206/55R16.

First it seems evident that you are planning to use larger rims on your Toyata Avalon. This should prove no problem if you take care to get wheels with the same bolt pattern and spacing.

The 205/55R16 is not the best choice since it is just over the 2% difference in size which is normally recommended. If you can get a 205/60R16 in a tire with a tread design, speed and load rating similar or greater to your existing tire and a convenient price, I would suggest you choose this size. If not, the tire you originally proposed may serve you without any major issues, just a life more speedometer error and a slight increase in fuel consumption. If you follow my suggestion you may have a slight drop in fuel use.

TG

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2004 Ford F140 4x4 - 255/70R17 to 275/65R18?

by Tom

I have a 2004 Ford F150 4x4 that has 255/70R17 tires on rims now, and have been given a set of 18 x 7.5J rims from a 2004 Ford F150 FX4 and set of new tires 275/65R18. Will this rim and new tire combo work together and then will the tires and rims work on my 2004 F150?

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Swapping tires and wheels
by: Tire Guy

From the information you've given it seems as if the wheels from another Ford F150 of the same year will likely fit your vehicle.

The 18 inch tires are not a substitute I would recommend because they are 3.3% larger than the 17 inch wheels and my limit is 2%. I suppose some people have used this tire without disastrous results since the overall size is likely to fit your vehicle.

For the rims, the big issue is the bolt pattern matching, and coming from a similar vehicle this is not likely to be a problem. As to the tires, if you are prepared to accept a speedometer error of over 3% and the tires are rated the same or higher in terms of load and speed, you may find this combination acceptable.

TG

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mismatched tire

by Howard Shuler
(St. Ge0rge S. C. USA)

i have a 2000 toyota tundra 4by 2.It has a 24575r16 and a 25570r16 on the front. Is it ok runit like this. the 2 rear tires are both 25570r16,

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mismatched tires in the rear
by: tire Guy

These tires are very close to being the same diameter but it is still not a good idea to use mis-matched tires on the same axle. Especially your steering wheels, this would tend to make the vehicle want to pull to one side more than the other. Possibly if the two tires are not evenly worn, or if the pressures are different the pull may not be noticeable, but it is not a good practice to have a mis-matched size. I would urge you to switch the mis-matched tire as soon a possible. If the odd tire is in good condition you might keep it as the spare, but you'd be much better off with two of the same size and condition on the front.

TG

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Can you put P225/50 R 17 on a Pontiac Montana 2005

by Brian mink
(Winnipeg )

I have a Pontiac 2005 Montana with a flat tire but on my Montana I have a P225/60 R 17 and my question is can I put P225/ 50 R 17

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Flat Tire replacement
by: Tire Guy

You have a flat on your Pontiac Montana and wish to use a 225/50R17 in place of the 225/60R17 which has been damaged.

If this is a correct interpretation of your situation I'd advise that you consider the 225/50R17 tire as a temporary, spare tire to use only until you can drive to the nearest sales or repair facility to replace it with the same size as the tire which was damaged.

It is never a good idea to mix different sized tires on the same axle. The difference in these two tires is 10% of 225, which is 22.5mm (almost one inch) You can use our Tire Size Calculator to compare these two tires and see the effect you might expect if all your tires were switched to this size. I repeat: DO NOT mix the different sizes except in a brief emergency situation.

TG

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205/65r15 and 205/75r15 on front wheel drive

by dusty
(tennessee)

I what to know if I can use a 205/65/15 on one side and 205/75/15 on other side of front wheel drive

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different sized tires on front drive axle
by: Tire Guy

It is never an advised practice to put different sized tires on the same axle because each tire will have a different rate of rotation.

It is even worse when you place these tires on a drive able because, in addition to affecting control you may cause mechanical damage to the drive train. 4WD vehicles always caution users to not mix tire sizes for this reason.

The warnings aside, spare tires are often a different size than the rest but these are intended to be used for very short distances and in emergency conditions. If this is the case you may be able to use a different sized tire on a drive axle just keeping in mind that it is for a very brief period to allow you to drive to the dearest place where you can repair or exchange the odd tire for the correct size.

If you wish to compare the two sizes see our Tire Size Calculator.

TG

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